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Topic: vinyl wristlets! tiki, mermaids, hula girls, cherries and more!  (Read 5572 times)
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« on: July 09, 2007 07:31:05 AM »

i've been sewing like mad the last few weeks to make all these, and i'm sooooo happy with them!

i made 4 of each design, so 24 wristlets total. the straps are made with a heavy duty snap, so they can be used as a wristlet, or they can be snapped around the strap of a bigger bag to keep your essentials close by. they also work great in bathrooms with limited storage, cause you can hang em from your towel bar.  



the scan shows more details of the stitching and applique, but the colour's a bit off.

i love how this green pops! i always tell myself i don't like green, and then i get obsessed with certain shades of it.



this one is actually a bit darker colours, the scan shows them better.

this one is so detailed, with so many pieces to the applique, i'm super proud of how well it turned out.




hula girl! her grass skirt has three layers of vinyl, it's very full!




pretty pretty mermaid with her seaweed hair! her tail is made from vintage vinyl.




i LOVE this one.... i'm planning a whole series of cherry bags after these ones turned out so well!


and this one's double sided -
the front

the back

both sides are same shade of brown, dark like in the front picture.
my mom doesn't like the double entendre of this one, but i think it's highly amusing!  
 
these are all a mixture of vinyls with the images cut out of multiple pieces and appliqued on (very carefully!).

all the patterned vinyl (the woodgrain and the mermaid's tail) is vintage/new stock vinyl, and all of the zippers i used were vintage as well. i love working with vintage zippers, they're just so much more interesting than the standard YKK zippers most fabric stores carry. and the colours are awesome! i'm so impressed with how well they all matched. all the supplies were purchased at the most amazing family owned sewing store in my area. i'm in there constantly, and i'm not sure if they love me or they think i'm crazy, but they let me go through their boxes of zippers on a regular basis and nod understandingly when i complain about vinyl that frays (because i'm a perfectionist!).  

hope you like them!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007 07:38:29 AM »

I know I've told you this before, but you rock so freakin' hard.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007 07:39:58 AM »

So cute! I'm in love with the hula girl
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007 07:40:15 AM »

They are very cool... and the snap on the handle is an excellent idea!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007 07:43:06 AM »

They are all super cute, but I am really impressed with the hula girl and mermaid Smiley Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007 07:46:17 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007 07:48:23 AM »

I love 'em!  I'm not sure which is my favorite though. Cheesy  The woodies one is definitely up there, but I love the detailing and colors on some of the others as well.

As usual, your pieces amaze me!
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007 08:41:47 AM »

Love those so much! I especially love the hula girl! You are so damn talented
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007 08:54:24 AM »

I love the hula girl too. So nice!
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2007 09:17:07 AM »

oh great! i clicked through the first page and when i see  it is vinyl and perfectly made i knew it it was you and then i scroll to see the poster and voila! i love your works..
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2007 09:28:39 AM »

I love these! They are soo cute! The cherries one is definitely my favorite, but I absolutely just adore the designs all across the board. Great work!
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2007 10:05:30 AM »

They're all so adorable, but I'm especially in love with the hula girl.  Great job!
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2007 10:16:39 AM »

love them all but i think the hula girl is my favorite.
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2007 10:17:41 AM »

They're all so great, but I love the cherries one the most!
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2007 02:08:08 PM »

The snap handle is a brilliant innovation. Well done!

I especially like the hula dancer, but the mermaid with the vintage vinyl tail has GOT to be Super cool!
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2007 02:16:26 PM »

You're so talented! I love the hula girl, mermaid, and cherries!
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2007 02:20:20 PM »

thanks everyone! i totally didn't expect the hula girl to attract this much attention!

tinybits, that's an awesome compliment, thank you so much!
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2007 08:00:45 PM »

I absolutely love the mermaid, my daughter would go crazy for it!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2007 08:52:37 AM »

these are fantastic! i tried to work with vinyl, but never had any results like this! you should be selling these!!
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2007 12:34:22 PM »

thanks!

i've been working with vinyl for a few years now, and i know it can be tricky! the most important things are a teflon foot (ohmygod, make your life so much easier! best $10 i've ever spent!) and using the right size of needle. i switch needles constantly when i'm working with vinyl. i buy packs of leather/vinyl needles that come with three sizes, and i alternate between the sizes depending on how many layers i'm sewing at a time.
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« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2007 03:57:08 PM »

i love the hula girl! so creative  Smiley
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Those are incredible!  The hula girl is my favorite!
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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2007 01:43:01 AM »

Those are all incredible!  I love the cherry one.  Awesome job! Grin
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2007 06:59:02 AM »

i lovelovelove the tiki men!  the i [heart] woodies is clever! that rules pretty hard too.
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2007 05:47:36 PM »

I like the first two with the tiki's.
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